Pollard's Lawyer Calls Case Review "a Sham"

The Jerusalem Post - March 28, 1999 - Batsheva Tsur

The lawyer for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has turned down a White House request to submit his views on the case in writing, saying Pollard must first see all the claims against him.

Lawyer Larry Dub said Friday that as long as his client lacks access to his complete file to defend himself, the review is "a sham".

Dub also questioned the White House's role in failing to prevent the illegal leaking of classified information about his client to the press. He also questioned the credibility of the submissions from these same agencies [responsible for the illegal leaks]. The submissions were requested as the President prepares to review Pollards' request for a pardon. Dub said that he would welcome "participating in an honest review."